Taking India’s Daughters Campaign 2017 to the rural areas of Lucknow, the Study Hall Educational Foundation’s Vidyashali School in Mahilabad organized an Awareness March against child marriage on May 17, 2017. The students of Vidyasthali participated in the march which started from the school and covered thoroughfare areas neighboring village Saliamau.
A street play – Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai - against child marriage was also staged at four different locations during the match.
Over 200 community members signed the petition against child marriage as part of the signature campaign.
This awareness march was preceded by a series of critical dialogues with the Vidyasthali students to build a deeper understanding of the detrimental social norms and to question malpractices like child marriage. Post these discussion children prepared placards and banners to take out in the community and also drafted the script for the street play which was staged during the march.
The procession made stops at local mosques and temples collected signatures of Faith Leaders on a pledge against child marriage.
Vidyasthali School celebrated Earth Day on May 1, 2017. During the event, Vidhyasthali students participated directly or indirectly in raising awareness about the environment. Competitions were held in the field of art (poster making) and Rangoli, Hindi and English poem, elocution with the theme of earth.
Our chief guest Study Hall principal Shalini Sinha, DSH head Shalini Chandra and Bani Aunty appreciated the effort of the child an declared the result
Dr. Urvashi Sahni, President of Studyhall Educational Foundation, met Dy CM Dinesh Sharma and discussed the state of primary and secondary education in Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Sahni, who is also a member of the Rajasthan chief minister’s advisory council (education), appraised Sharma about how administrative reforms in Rajasthan had lead to the migration of 10 lakh students from private schools to government schools in Rajasthan.
Prof Sharma showed the keen interest in knowing how the change was brought about in Rajasthan. He said that the current Yogi government was determined to bring about positive changes in primary and secondary education and he would like to discuss this further.
To this, Dr. Sahni explained that integration of primary and secondary school, reducing teacher vacancies, rationalization of teacher appointments based on the need of the school, a collection of accurate school data through a technology portal, Shaala darpan, along with increasing teacher accountability were among the major factors for change.
As a follow up of the meeting, Dy CM Dinesh Sharma suggested that he would like to arrange a presentation before the chief minister Yogi Aditynath and table her suggestions to chalk out the roadmap for educational reform in UP.
She also presented a memorandum to stop child marriage in UP as part of the India’s Daughters Campaign being run by the Study Hall Educational Foundation.
An interactive session by Dr. Urvashi Sahni with the Nursery And Primary Teacher Trainees at the Prep School on April 28, 2017. It was an interactive discussion on how children learn through play and how stories enhance the creativity of the children. All the participants were inspired and motivated!
A mother’s committee meeting was organised on April 22, 2017 on the school premises. Mother’s of the DOSTI children came to attended the function. They planned and discussed activities with the teachers.
The Parents Orientation Meet for the new session 2017 – 2016 was held at the Prep School on April 22, 2016.
It was attended by the parents, who were warmly welcomed on board. The school policies, ethos and curriculum were discussed at length. It was a fruitful interactive session, where parents were encouraged to express their suggestions and expectations. It was definitely an enriching experience for both – the teachers and the parents.
The Study Hall Center for Learning organized its 4th Annual Art Competition on 14th April 2017, where around 350 students of various schools like CMS, LPS, Jaipuria, Police Modern School and many others across the city have participated. It was held grade wise where various topics related to social issues like Domestic Violence, Clean India Green India, Rio Olympic etc were allotted. The epitome of creativity and imagination was witnessed. Saad Khan of City Montessori School achieved 1st prize in senior category Arnav from Seth M.R Jaipuria and Harsh from Centre For Learning Owned 2nd prize, Naincy From Prerna Girls School achieved 3rd prize, Kamini from Vidyasthali and Navya from CMS won consolation prize. In Junior Category Amhad of Study Hall School Grabbed 1st Prize, Nivedita Singh Of Seth M.R Jaipuria and Aarav from Study Hall Won 2nd Prize Kushagra and Nandini From Study Hall received 3rd Prize and Naseema of Gyan Setu- Non Formal Education Centre received consolation prize respectively.
DOSTI organized its orientation program on the April 8, 2017, in which over 80 parents participated. The topic for the discussion was positive parenting. Principal of DOSTI Mrs. Surabhi Kapoor gave them a brief overview on how to talk positively with our children followed by an open discussion. It was an enriching experience sharing session. was an enriched experience sharing session.